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libya since the operation was launched 24 hours ago. >> u.s. joint chiefs of staff chairman mike mullen says most of gadhafi's air defense systems and airfields have been taken out. libyan ground forces have also been hit. >> the no-fly zone is effectively in place. we have combat air patrol or aircraft over benghazi and we will have them there for on a 24/7 basis. move that to the west and he hasn't flown any aircraft for the last two days. the whole goal here is to get it in place. two, be in a position so that he is unable to massacre his own civilians and that we effect the humanitarian support. from that standpoint, the initial operations have been very effective. >> besides the u.s. britain and france countries taking part in the libyan operation include italy, spain, canada, and qatr. >> gadhafi vowed to fight back what he calls terrorists attacking his country. >> we be victorious. we will achieve victory on behalf of the people. we have allah with us. have you the devil on your side. >> he called coalition nation it is new nazis and promised a, quote, long drawn war. >> nic rob
will be back at the normal time next sunday. u.s. andal lied forces have effectively implemented the no-fly zone. we want to go first to international correspondent nick robertson who is in tripoli. we have heard from gadhafi this morning and know that he is claiming that civilians died in some of these attacks on libya. can you tell from your vantage point because we've talked to admiral mullen who says we were pretty precise in these things, how much of this is propaganda coming out of gadhafi and how much of it can be documented? >> reporter: it's very hard to document any of it. what we have seen on state television on these pictures emerged perhaps an hour and ten minutes after those bombing missions on tripoli on the eastern side of tripoli, there were pictures of army officers inside a hospital visiting wounded men of fighting age, a couple of them appeared to have military uniforms on. some had severe injuries, one had a severe head trauma and being ventilated by hand by a med medic. they were holding up pieces of shrapnel and saying sort of a catch phrase here, 100% support for
parent's income group? the u.s. did surprisingly poorly coming in behind denmark, norway, sweden, germany, france, canada. two other such studies confirmed this reality. now, i know what my perception is about america. anyone can make it here, and there are lots of high-profile examples of that. but those are anecdotes. the facts say that for the average joe in recent years social mobility has slowed and other countries have moved ahead. similarly among rich countries over the last 25 years our growth rate per person has not been the strongest. now there are clearly places where we are still number one and the number of guns we own far exceeds any other country. we account for 50% of the world's annual production of weapons. we are number one in terms of our total debt to other countries, but there are really many positive places where we are still number one. that's what i began by listing. but my point is the picture today is a lot more mixed than boastful rhetoric about america is number one suggests. the question i have really is what would it take to keep america clearly and comforta
>>> held throw our viewers in the u.s. and all over the world. i'm pauline chiou at cnn hong kong. >> i'm nationalie alan in cnn. it is sun afternoon in sendai, japan, where 48 hours ago the biggest earthquake ever recorded in japan struck just offshore. the japanese meet logical society has upgraded that quake to a magnitude of 9.0, while the u.s. geological survey has maintained a rating of 8.9. the city's 1 million people, and countless towns and vimmages to the north were devastated by the subsequent tsunami that crashed over the coastline and tore through everything in its path. while that danger has passed, another has emerged. at this hour, we are tracking a new and extremely serious concern. >> japanese nuclear official says there is a possibility just a possibility, that there could be a meltdown at one of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. a second reactor is also in trouble, but japan's ambassador to the u.s. has told cnn there is no evidence that a meltdown is under way. >> estimated 80,000 people live within ten kilometers of the plant, six miles, al
reaction, all in a desperate effort to prevent a meltdown. the japanese ambassador to the u.s. said on our air a short time ago that there was no meltdown in process. but an official with japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency told cnn it is a possibility. there may be one under way. he said we have still not confirmed that there is an actual meltdown but there is a possibility. the reason they think there might be one under way is that they have detected radioactive cesium and radioactive iodine outside of that plant. that official went on to say, however, that we have confidence we will resolve this. that was reiterated by japan's chief cabinet secretary. he said in a press conference a short time ago we can stabilize the situation. now, adding another level to this is the fact that a second reactor at that same plant is now having problems with its cooling system. this is exactly what started the problem at the first reactor so the temperature in the second unit is believed to be rising. we were told by a japanese official that nine people have now had radiation exposure. it's bee
of you in the united states and those joining us from around the world. i'm gloria borger, fareed is off this week but you'll see his conversation with malcolm gladwell later in the broadcast. the topic at hand today, libya. was action the right choice for coalition nations? what happens if a no fly zone succeeds and gadhafi stays in power? and who sets the mission for nato? the conversation starts right now. let's get straight to our panel, richard haass is the president on the council on foreign relations. and also the former u.s. ambassador to iraq and former director of national intelligence. robert kagan is a senior fellow with the brookings institution and jane harman from california who chaired the subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence and is now the new president and ceo of the woodrow wilson center. ambassador, i'm going to start with you because you have been generally supportive of this action in libya. there is an international coalition against gadhafi and nato is assuming responsibility for the no-fly zone, although how that's going to be worked out is a bit mur
once and for all. >> senator kyl, thank you for joining us. thank you, all, for watching "state of the union." stay tuned to cnn for much more coverage of the disaster in japan. piers morgan and anderson cooper beginning at 9:00 eastern. up next, "fareed macaria, gps." >>> do i go? this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world? i'm fareed zakaria. i'll give you my take on the tragic devastation in gentlemja. but first, here is the latest. japan's prime minister says his country is grappling with its worst crisis since world war ii. it's a race against time for rescue workers. the official death toll now stands at more than 1,200. but it will rise. one regional official says the deaths in his area alone were undoubtedly in the tens of thousands. 200,000 people living near a nuclear power plant in fukushima have been evacuated. there was an explosion in a rear yet and there are fears that there he will will be another explosion on another reactor. >>> and the world is reaching out to help. "the uss ronald raeaganreagan" ar
, one time speech writer for george w. bush. nick, give us your sense on the ground, you know, most recent reactions that you've had. >> well, it feels like one of these years when everything is contagious. 1848 or 1989 and just every country you go to you see these explosions. when oman began to blow up, oman was maybe the last place in the world that felt like it was going to explode and now it has as well. and what also just is maybe hard to convey is just the degree to which this is all bubbling up and being supported from one country to the next. america isn't part of the conversation in many of these places. i was just awed the way egyptians were going into libya to support the democracy movement there, sending doctors, sending supplies. and, you know, i hope that contagion will continue. >> i want to pick up on something nicholas just said. it's amazing what's not be at the center of these revolutions. the united states, zionism, israel, the issues that had been at the center of the rhetoric of the outsiders has not at all been part of what has motivated this organic wellingt
of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. up next for our viewers in the u.s., "fareed zakaria gps." >> this is gps, the global public square. welcome to all you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. i'll give you my take on what the arab uprisings mean for al qaeda in a moment but first let me give you a preview of the show. today we'll take you inside the mind of the gadhafis. perhaps a scary place to be but we'll talk to a man who has spent many hours with both moammar gadhafi and even more with his son saif gadhafi. phd from the london school of economics who went on tv warning of rivers of flood. what are they thinking. first an all-star gps panel to talk about revolutions abroad and in america over budgets and politics. nick kristof back from the middle east. eliot spitzer familiar with the problems of balancing budgets. david frum. chrystia freeland. what in the world. we found a nation even more divided than our own. finally we'll take a last look at the ultimate mubarak bling. i'll explain. now, there's an interesting debate about whether the event
. but this tragedy does remind us, no matter how much advance work a country does. no matter how well the buildings are built, nothing can prepare you for this. but the work has helped. the death toll in japan would be much, much worse. if not for all of the safety codes and drills they have adopted. even in their nuclear power plants, things could have gotten much, much worse. the one area where japan did not adequately prepare itself was economics. japan has not managed itself, its economy, with the awareness it might suffer from earthquakes and thus needs room to be able to take on the large-scale debt that rebuilding its economy will take. quite to the contrary, japan has a death toll almost twice the size of its gdp. the worst of all rich countries. in four years, japan's debt will hit 250% of gdp. and that's before this earthquake that will add tens and tens of billions of dollars to the tab. while no one can ever prepare for a tsunami like this, we all do need to keep our eyes on worst-case scenarios. natural disasters, wars, financial meltdowns, all can happen. and we should keep that in mi
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